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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 63,563 People

    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 11 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel

    about a woman in prison SO BADLY. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM BEGGING YOU
    marcuscash marcuscash 18-21, T 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Notterzz17 Notterzz17 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've created another bad situation

    for myself and I can't get out. I'm just so tired of my behavior. What is wrong with me.. We'll find out the answer after a 16 week waitlist. If I haven't lost my mind by then.
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I feel like the cons of life outweigh the pros.

    .....I'm sick and tired of all of this
    nicolesz nicolesz 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I just can't seem to find the bright side to

    anything... I want to be alone, but when I am I feel just so alone... I just can't seem to be happy any more.
    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Die-ary entry... Think i m sick.

    .. Lol haven't been sick for 2 yrs and now I think I got a cold... I'm just waking up. Same time as every other time. And I feel sick. I also feel the same upset. So this is a bad combo. I'm gonna throw up a lot today...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Girls I will always listen to you

    and I will never judge you :)
    caringcutie caringcutie 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    What can you do when you get to the point

    where you've lost your ability to DREAM?
    LookingForTheSunshine LookingForTheSunshine 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I battle anxiety and depression,

    ive trued killing myself. I dont talk about it for attention. I just want to be able to talk to people about it.
    peterhill12345 peterhill12345 13-15, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Srry people i think im just done

    if i dont respond to anyone for a few days im probably dead i just cant take this anymore..
    Musicgamer14 Musicgamer14 13-15, M 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I don't know if this falls under depression

    or not. All I know is I feel like my mental state is about the break. I had one amazing professor who I went to for anything. If I needed advice, he was happy to offer. If I needed to laugh, we'd joke back and fourth for what feels like forever. If I needed a break from things...
    CloudStrife CloudStrife 22-25, M 26 mins ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I battle an extreme case of depression

    and some times I just hate myself for it I really do I just don't know what to do in life so when in depressed I had myself away from other and just don't want to feel happy..yes I know I need help but...I'm really just looking for a guy who loves me and for a guy to care and...
    kennyamazing kennyamazing 13-15, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I think i had enough of this place,

    ive been clinically depressed for 10 years and its just been enough, So if i don`t respond, that means im gone for good.
    firecrystal216 firecrystal216 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    And an hr later is all it takes

    for my brain to flick on completely and for me to remember everything that meant so dear to me.... People I love and the loses ice taken... No matter what there is no fixing this... No matter what I'll always suffer... I loved her and her family like they were my own and I got...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I've been dealing with deprssion

    for 13 years. I posted a bunch of stories here a few years ago and kind of fell away. I think I might be close to getting my life back so I came back to see how things are going on EP. All I can say is wow... There's a lot of hurting people out there. I don't know how I can help...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 9 mins ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    It's coming back again.

    My depression is linked with my body dysmorphia, and after seeing my profile picture on facebook I've had for some time now I started to feel really depressed because I look terrible in it. And also I've been reading mean comments about myself. It's all taking it's toll on me...
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    I hate being judged by pathetic nasty people

    who have **** all better to do than be nasty and horrible to me and call me a creep etc for no ******* reason Just because I actually give the option to girls to message me or not who needs someone to talk to and won't judge them and also because I'm straight and I get on...
    caringcutie caringcutie 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I'm currently battling depression,

    anorexia, and insomnia. I'm like a zombie now, it the same old routine everyday. Wake up, smile, laugh, say I'm ok , do homework and try to distract myself, and then lay in bed and let the demons take over. I'm alright.
    isabelle323 isabelle323 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    Bi polar runs deep in my family.

    ..none of our neuro transmitters transmit properly unless...WE TAKE OUR MEDICATION....take your meds....first and foremost...
    brandilou brandilou 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm so sick of being sad.

    It's just exhausting being miserable.
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Isolated and alone. I feel like nobody can help

    me. I can't even help myself. People say they don't know how to "deal with my situation." So what? I'm too screwed up? You can't just be there. Please. I just want to feel safe with a person. As much as I hate it and it makes me cringe I do want human contact. I want to sit with...
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 12 hrs ago

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    It's pretty sad when you look back on your life

    and can't remember the last time you were happy. These past couple of weeks, I've felt the lowest I ever have. I have no energy, no drive. I just want to lay down and sleep. I need this to end, I don't know how, but I can't do this anymore.
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I was perhaps 26 at the time this took place.

    I was staying at our cabin in W VA and went on a small hike to a pond/small waterfalls area located deep in the woods of the area. I brought lunch, water, and, a towel as I planned on some solo sun and a swim in the pond area. I arrived and was relieved to find the rock...
    jason1946 jason1946 61-65, M 6 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    2 decisions. To live

    and to die. Help me.
    LaBellaVita19 LaBellaVita19 18-21, F 15 Responses 4 hrs ago

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